Rainbows everywhen

If Ye Break Faith With Us... -Mark Steyn on 11/11/2001[T]hough we can scarce grasp what they symbolize, this year the poppies are hard to find. Three Canadian provinces had sold out by last Monday, and by the time you read this the rest of the Royal Canadian Legion's entire stock of 14.8 million will likely… Continue reading Rainbows everywhen

100 years since

A moment of silence is observed at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month because that is when the guns went silent for the armistice that ended World War I, one hundred years ago today. This day is Remembrance Day, Armistice Day, Veterans Day. The silence should resound throughout the countries… Continue reading 100 years since

Veterans Day

In Flanders FieldsCanadian Army Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below.We are the Dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,Loved and were loved, and now we… Continue reading Veterans Day

Liberty is not inevitable. Freedom isn’t free.

In some places, a moment of silence is observed at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month because that is when the guns went silent for the armistice that ended World War I. I observe this ritual recognition of the price of peace and freedom. I commend it to you.This day… Continue reading Liberty is not inevitable. Freedom isn’t free.

A moment of silence

A moment of silence is observed at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month because that is when the guns went silent for the armistice that ended World War I. I observe this ritual. I commend it to you.This day is Remembrance Day, Armistice Day, Veterans Day. The silence should resound… Continue reading A moment of silence

A moment’s silence, please.

A moment silence is observed at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month because that is when the guns went silent for the armistice that ended World War I. I observe this ritual. I commend it to you. This day is Remembrance Day, Armistice Day, Veterans Day. The silence should resound… Continue reading A moment’s silence, please.